Conwy is a small walled town on the coast in North Wales. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a perfect base for exploring everything North Wales has to offer. The gateway to Snowdonia and easy access to the Island of Anglesey, the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the timeless Llyn Peninsula.
 Get in
Conwy is readily accessible by train or bus with direct services to Llandudno Junction from throughout the UK and London Euston in 3 hours with taxi office on site to Conwy which is a 5 minute journey.
 Get around
The town is small and easy to walk about. If you are venturing out of the downtown area, you may want to catch a bus. There are various day and rover tickets available including the new 'taith rover' that enables you to hop on and off buses AND trains for the area you've bought the rover for. Booklets can be found at the tourist info centre (right near the train station).
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You can pick up fancy lingerie at a tiny boutique off the main square. For tourist trinkets, visit the Conwy Tourist Bureau shop up the road from the Castle.
There are a number of independent specialty shops, including one that has a goth clothing department in its basement. There are a few art shops and a high-end chocolate shop. Just opened is a surf-style clothing store on the high street. Also on the high street is an almost-always-busy butcher's shop that sells baps and fresh-made sausages, Welsh Oggies and Welsh Rarebit. Bangor Road has a 'Fair-Trade shop' that sells foodstuffs and gifts (just before the gate exiting the town's main road, past Lancaster Square).
For some really unique gifts, jewellery and home wares visit Loulimoo @ The Press Room  cafe on Rosehill Street. All products are beautifully handmade and to the highest quality.
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The town has several great fish and chip shops with places to eat in including The Galleon & The Fisherman both near the waterfront and The Archway on Bangor Road near Lancaster Square.
Alfredos Italian Restaurant on Lancaster Square is a family run restaurant that serves good food at a reasonable price in a lovely ambience.
The Castle Hotel serves wonderful meals and snacks with some award winning chefs at the grill.
Both Amelie's Bistro & Bistro Bach serve excellent Welsh fare locally produced.
The Press Room serves good food and is found next to the castle and has outdoor seating.
There is an Indian restaurant that serves good food.
Both the Bridge Inn and George & Dragon do standard pub food.
There's a nice tea room at the upper end of the high street called Pen Y Bryn Tea Rooms that serves excellent Welsh Rarebit and home made cakes and also Sunday lunch.
The bakery on the main street has wonderful scones in the morning, if you're lucky and also does lovely giant cream cakes, that are just too nice!
The town is not allowed to have any fast food franchises but does have a little kebab shop.
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There are a few small pubs. Some feature pub trivia in the evenings. On the riverfront, the Liverpool Arms pub has outdoor seating overlooking the riverfront. On the other side of Bodlondeb (a short walk around the riverside, or even shorter drive), there is Conwy Marina where you can find an upmarket pub with vast outdoor seating overlooking the marina.
For non-alchoholic drinks, Coffi Conwy is a Costa/Starbucks/Cafe Nero style coffee house. Across from the castle is Tower Coffee House, which is built into one of the wall turrets and gives great river views.
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There are a number of small B&Bs, and some luxury B&Bs and hotels, available. If you can, reserve a room ahead of time at a Visitor Center (most Visitor Centers can reserve rooms for you throughout the UK). Alternatively there are many self-catering cottages in Conwy.
 Stay Safe
Conwy is a safe and tourist-friendly beautiful little town.
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